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June 12, 2024 No Comments

School Choice Policies Have Economic Benefits

*whew* Yorktown’s first paper has dropped. Our visiting fellow, Patrick Tuohey, has done fantastic work pulling together the literature on how school choice policies can have positive economic benefits, and. . .well, why don’t we let him summarize: “Recent research suggests school choice itself drives economic development by allowing families to cross district boundaries without […]

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May 12, 2023 No Comments

Should School Boards Run Schools?

It seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it?  I mean, that’s what school boards do. But there may be no other governance that is currently attracting the attention school boards do–from questions surrounding curriculum to what books should be in libraries to how sex and gender education should be handled to what role parents have in the […]

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April 21, 2023 No Comments

The Trans Fever Is Breaking

Bill Maher is hardly a Sean Hannity devotee. The provocative leftist comedian is know for his antipathy to religion, his hatred of former President Trump, and his acerbic satire.  But of late, he has been catching heat from his fellow travelers for his concerns over free speech. . .and the trans agenda.  On the April […]

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February 20, 2023 No Comments

The Mother Of Presidents Is The Mother Of Liberty

There is so much to love about Virginia. Start in her deep southwestern Blue Ridge mountains where sunsets are burnt in purple and orange and pink.  Travel north and east into the Shenandoah Valley with its rolling meadows and horse farms.  Move further east and pick your poison: Do you want to go to Virginia […]

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January 31, 2023 No Comments

Microschools Are Innovative–And Very Traditionally American

There’s an old saw that goes something like this:  A group of Englishmen need a school built, so they go to the aristocracy: “Build us a school, m’Lord.”  A group of Frenchmen need a school built, so they go to their government: “Education is our right, and we demand you build us a school.”  A […]

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January 28, 2023 No Comments

School Choice And Economic Development

Better educational outcomes. A healthier pluralistic society. More parental authority and autonomy. Happier kids. Less politicized institutions. At this point in the school choice debate, these are all familiar arguments in favor of greater educational freedom. But one argument deserves more attention, especially in Virginia: The likelihood that school choice is good for economic development. […]

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January 10, 2023 No Comments

Gas Caps and Schoolrooms

I took a road trip to South Carolina this weekend and, as you would expect, filled up before hitting the road.  The port to my gas tank doesn’t have a cover, but I do have a locked gas cap.  (Confession: This isn’t because I worry someone is going to steal my gas.  This is because […]

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January 6, 2023 No Comments

“Yellowstone”, the Protestant Reformation, and Microschools

The 16th century Augustinian monk Martin Luther didn’t intend to start a theological revolution. When the German Catholic posted his ninety five points of debate on the castle doors in the university town of Wittenberg in 1517, it was with the express purpose of reforming the Roman Catholic Church–hence, the name “Protestant Reformation”.  Bureaucratized institutions […]

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November 7, 2022 No Comments

On The Eve Of Election Day, Education Is A Key Focus

It is, of course, the most important election in the world.  Tomorrow, as of this writing, Americans take to the polls to elect U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, governors, state legislators, school boards, and more.  And, yes, it is the most important election in the world, because it’s the one right in front of us.  It […]

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